Using data from a range of sources, including the <a href="https://www.census.gov/">U.S. Census Bureau</a> and the <a href="https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/crime-in-the-u.s.-2017/home">FBI</a>, 24/7 Wall St. created an index of four measures &ndash; preschool enrollment, high school graduation, property crime, and access to places for physical activity &ndash; to identify the worst cities in which to raise children.&nbsp;

Using data from a range of sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau and the FBI, 24/7 Wall St. created an index of four measures – preschool enrollment, high school graduation, property crime, and access to places for physical activity – to identify the worst cities in which to raise children.
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<strong>25. Visalia-Porterville, California</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 25.9% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 86.1%<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 60.5% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 2,543 crimes per 100,000 people

25. Visalia-Porterville, California
• Preschool enrollment: 25.9% (lowest 10%)
• High school graduation rate: 86.1%
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 60.5% (lowest 10%)
• Property crime rate: 2,543 crimes per 100,000 people
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<strong>24. Mobile, Alabama</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 45.4%<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 83.7%<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 72.0%<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 4,555 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)

24. Mobile, Alabama
• Preschool enrollment: 45.4%
• High school graduation rate: 83.7%
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 72.0%
• Property crime rate: 4,555 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)
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<strong>23. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Arizona</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 32.6% (lowest 20%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 83.4%<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 65.6% (lowest 20%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 3,227 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 20%)

23. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Arizona
• Preschool enrollment: 32.6% (lowest 20%)
• High school graduation rate: 83.4%
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 65.6% (lowest 20%)
• Property crime rate: 3,227 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 20%)
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<strong>22. Montgomery, Alabama</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 30.7% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 84.4%<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 68.5% (lowest 20%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 3,532 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 20%)

22. Montgomery, Alabama
• Preschool enrollment: 30.7% (lowest 10%)
• High school graduation rate: 84.4%
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 68.5% (lowest 20%)
• Property crime rate: 3,532 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 20%)
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<strong>21. Valdosta, Georgia</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 42.8%<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 82.9%<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 62.0% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 3,635 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)

21. Valdosta, Georgia
• Preschool enrollment: 42.8%
• High school graduation rate: 82.9%
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 62.0% (lowest 10%)
• Property crime rate: 3,635 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)
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<strong>20. Yakima, Washington</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 30.1% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 78.5% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 75.3%<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 3,235 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 20%)

20. Yakima, Washington
• Preschool enrollment: 30.1% (lowest 10%)
• High school graduation rate: 78.5% (lowest 10%)
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 75.3%
• Property crime rate: 3,235 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 20%)
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<strong>19. Muskegon, Michigan</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 24.7% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 80.6% (lowest 20%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 77.4%<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 3,354 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 20%)

19. Muskegon, Michigan
• Preschool enrollment: 24.7% (lowest 10%)
• High school graduation rate: 80.6% (lowest 20%)
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 77.4%
• Property crime rate: 3,354 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 20%)
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<strong>18. Cheyenne, Wyoming</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 27.6% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 79.2% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 71.3%<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 2,843 crimes per 100,000 people

18. Cheyenne, Wyoming
• Preschool enrollment: 27.6% (lowest 10%)
• High school graduation rate: 79.2% (lowest 10%)
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 71.3%
• Property crime rate: 2,843 crimes per 100,000 people
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<strong>17. Rocky Mount, North Carolina</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 38.5%<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 81.3% (lowest 20%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 51.7% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 2,364 crimes per 100,000 people

17. Rocky Mount, North Carolina
• Preschool enrollment: 38.5%
• High school graduation rate: 81.3% (lowest 20%)
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 51.7% (lowest 10%)
• Property crime rate: 2,364 crimes per 100,000 people
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<strong>16. Alexandria, Louisiana</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 52.9% (highest 20%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 78.8% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 72.4%<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 4,764 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)

16. Alexandria, Louisiana
• Preschool enrollment: 52.9% (highest 20%)
• High school graduation rate: 78.8% (lowest 10%)
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 72.4%
• Property crime rate: 4,764 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)
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<strong>15. Medford, Oregon</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 28.3% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 77.0% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 82.6%<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 3,892 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)

15. Medford, Oregon
• Preschool enrollment: 28.3% (lowest 10%)
• High school graduation rate: 77.0% (lowest 10%)
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 82.6%
• Property crime rate: 3,892 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)
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<strong>14. Pueblo, Colorado</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 47.0%<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 81.0% (lowest 20%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 68.1% (lowest 20%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 4,838 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)

14. Pueblo, Colorado
• Preschool enrollment: 47.0%
• High school graduation rate: 81.0% (lowest 20%)
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 68.1% (lowest 20%)
• Property crime rate: 4,838 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)
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<strong>13. Florence, South Carolina</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 38.2%<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 87.0%<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 59.9% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 4,426 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)

13. Florence, South Carolina
• Preschool enrollment: 38.2%
• High school graduation rate: 87.0%
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 59.9% (lowest 10%)
• Property crime rate: 4,426 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)
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<strong>12. Gadsden, Alabama</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 35.8% (lowest 20%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 90.3%<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 45.2% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 3,781 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)

12. Gadsden, Alabama
• Preschool enrollment: 35.8% (lowest 20%)
• High school graduation rate: 90.3%
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 45.2% (lowest 10%)
• Property crime rate: 3,781 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)
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<strong>11. Albany, Oregon</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 13.3% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 74.8% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 76.6%<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 2,547 crimes per 100,000 people

11. Albany, Oregon
• Preschool enrollment: 13.3% (lowest 10%)
• High school graduation rate: 74.8% (lowest 10%)
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 76.6%
• Property crime rate: 2,547 crimes per 100,000 people
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<strong>10. Jacksonville, North Carolina</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 28.2% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 88.9%<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 51.0% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> N/A

10. Jacksonville, North Carolina
• Preschool enrollment: 28.2% (lowest 10%)
• High school graduation rate: 88.9%
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 51.0% (lowest 10%)
• Property crime rate: N/A
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<strong>9. Hanford-Corcoran, California</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 31.0% (lowest 20%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 80.4% (lowest 20%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 42.6% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 1,967 crimes per 100,000 people

9. Hanford-Corcoran, California
• Preschool enrollment: 31.0% (lowest 20%)
• High school graduation rate: 80.4% (lowest 20%)
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 42.6% (lowest 10%)
• Property crime rate: 1,967 crimes per 100,000 people
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<strong>8. Anchorage, Alaska</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 33.0% (lowest 20%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 79.4% (lowest 20%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 83.6%<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 5,441 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)

8. Anchorage, Alaska
• Preschool enrollment: 33.0% (lowest 20%)
• High school graduation rate: 79.4% (lowest 20%)
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 83.6%
• Property crime rate: 5,441 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)
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<strong>7. Charleston, West Virginia</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 24.3% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 83.9%<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 62.7% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> N/A

7. Charleston, West Virginia
• Preschool enrollment: 24.3% (lowest 10%)
• High school graduation rate: 83.9%
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 62.7% (lowest 10%)
• Property crime rate: N/A
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<strong>6. Hinesville, Georgia</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 28.3% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 83.3%<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 60.1% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> N/A

6. Hinesville, Georgia
• Preschool enrollment: 28.3% (lowest 10%)
• High school graduation rate: 83.3%
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 60.1% (lowest 10%)
• Property crime rate: N/A
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<strong>5. Monroe, Louisiana</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 33.8% (lowest 20%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 81.0% (lowest 20%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 70.4% (lowest 20%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 4,758 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)

5. Monroe, Louisiana
• Preschool enrollment: 33.8% (lowest 20%)
• High school graduation rate: 81.0% (lowest 20%)
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 70.4% (lowest 20%)
• Property crime rate: 4,758 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)
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<strong>4. Goldsboro, North Carolina</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 29.8% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 82.5%<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 47.5% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 2,885 crimes per 100,000 people

4. Goldsboro, North Carolina
• Preschool enrollment: 29.8% (lowest 10%)
• High school graduation rate: 82.5%
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 47.5% (lowest 10%)
• Property crime rate: 2,885 crimes per 100,000 people
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<strong>3. Albuquerque, New Mexico</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 41.5%<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 70.3% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 84.8%<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 5,499 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)

3. Albuquerque, New Mexico
• Preschool enrollment: 41.5%
• High school graduation rate: 70.3% (lowest 10%)
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 84.8%
• Property crime rate: 5,499 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)
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<strong>2. Farmington, New Mexico</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 46.8%<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 65.9% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 55.0% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 2,783 crimes per 100,000 people

2. Farmington, New Mexico
• Preschool enrollment: 46.8%
• High school graduation rate: 65.9% (lowest 10%)
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 55.0% (lowest 10%)
• Property crime rate: 2,783 crimes per 100,000 people
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<strong>1. Fairbanks, Alaska</strong><br />
<strong>&bull; Preschool enrollment:</strong> 29.8% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; High school graduation rate:</strong> 69.6% (lowest 10%)<br />
<strong>&bull; Pop. with access to areas for exercise:</strong> 75.4%<br />
<strong>&bull; Property crime rate:</strong> 4,664 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)

1. Fairbanks, Alaska
• Preschool enrollment: 29.8% (lowest 10%)
• High school graduation rate: 69.6% (lowest 10%)
• Pop. with access to areas for exercise: 75.4%
• Property crime rate: 4,664 crimes per 100,000 people (highest 10%)
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